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AILET English Sample Papers 2022-2023 with Answers

AILET English Sample Paper

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AILET English Sample Paper: Topics

AILET English section carries a total of 35 Marks. The following topics are included in the AILET English Section for BA LLB.
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Para jumbles
  •  Fill in the Blanks
  • Spotting errors
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Sentence Improvement

Important Topics in AILET English 2023


AILET English Sample Papers with Answers

Direction for the Question 1 to 5: Choose the option which is most Similar in meaning of the underlined word as used in the context of the sentence.

  1. Demur: He demurred at the idea of looking after the children on holidays.
    1. Delinquent
    2. Inert
    3. Objection
    4. Antagonist
  2. Appreciation: He whistled in appreciation.
    1. Malevolent
    2. Languid
    3. Diligent
    4. Admiration
  3. Connubial: Connubial contracts were drawn up before the marriage ceremony.
    1. Matrimonial
    2. Contrary
    3. Somnolent
    4. Reluctance
  4. Taint: The nation is tainted with black guards.
    1. Dignify
    2. Inimical
    3. Disgraced
    4. Torpid
  5. Universal: Philosophers are universally skeptic.
    1. Slothful
    2. Adverse
    3. Generally
    4. Disgust

Direction for Questions 6 to 9: identify the meaning of the idiom/phrase as used in the sentence.

6. To talk through one‘s hat

    1. to talk carefully
    2. to talk softly
    3. to talk nonsense
    4. to talk secretively

7. Elbow room

      1. opportunity for freedom of action
      2. special room for the guest
      3. space for movement
      4. to add a new room to the house

8. To play fast and loose

    1. to deceive someone
    2. to behave in an irresponsible manner
    3. say one thing and do another
    4. To be efficient

9. To die in harness

  1. premeditated murder
  2. dying young in an accident
  3. to die while in service
  4. to be taken by surprise

Direction for Question 10: Fill in the blank in the sentence below with the word or pair of words that best fits the meaning of the given sentence.

10. We must try to understand his momentary _____________for he has____________ more strain and anxiety than any among us.

    1. outcry … described
    2. senility … understood
    3. vision … forgotten
    4. aberration … undergone

Direction for the Question 11: In the following sentence some part or the whole is underlined. Each sentence is followed by four alternative versions of the underlined portion. Select the alternative you consider most correct and effective according to the requirements of standard written English. Answer (a) is the same as the original version, if you think the original version is best, select answer Do not select the answer that alters the meaning of the original sentence.

11. If they would have taken greater care in the disposal of the nuclear waste, the disaster would not have occurred.

    1. If they would have taken greater care
    2. unless they took greater care
    3. had they not taken greater care
    4. If they had taken greater care

Direction for the Question 12: Each sentence below has one or two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word or set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

12. Although Shakespeare received little formal education, scholars has in recent years the view that he was the work of classical authors

    1. raised doubts about fully aware of
    2. supported scurrilous
    3. rejected well conversed with
    4. undermined unfamiliar with

Direction for the Question 13: For each of the words below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word from the alternatives given that is most appropriate in the given context.

13. The only _________ touch in his costume was a light-colored necktie.

    1. Intuition
    2. Jaunty
    3. Persuasion
    4. Obstruct

Direction for the Question 14: Complete the sentence by filling in the appropriate blank/blanks from the options provided.

14. It will take some time for many South Koreans to _____________ the conflicting images of North Korea, let alone to
 ___________  what to make of their northern cousins.

  1. Reconcile, decide
  2. Understand, clarify
  3. Make out, decide
  4. Reconcile, understand

Direction for the Questions 15: The sentence has one or two missing elements, as indicated by a series of dashes. Following the sentence, you will see lettered words or sets of words. Choose the word or set of words that best fits the meanings of the sentence as a whole.

15.Walpole‘s art collection was huge and fascinating, and his novel ― the Castle of Otranto‖ was never out of print; none of this mattered to the Victorians, who him as, the best.

  1. Dismissed insignificant
  2. Judged worthwhile
  3. Revered talented
  4. Reviled meager

Direction for the Question 16 to 19: Fill in the blank in the sentence below with the word or pair of words that best fits the meaning of the given sentence
16. The __________ of evidence was on the side of the plaintiff since all but one witness testified that his story was correct.

    1. paucity
    2. propensity
    3. accuracy
    4. preponderance

17. Because it arrives so early in the season, before many other birds, the robin has been called, the ____________ of spring.

      1. hostage
      2. compass
      3. newcomer
      4. harbinger

18. Their air of cheerful self-sacrifice and endless complaisance won them undeserved praise, for their seeming gallantry was wholly motivated by a wish to avoid conflict of any sorts.

    1. putative
    2. laudable
    3. craven
    4. poignant

19. The law prohibits a person from felling a sandalwood tree, even if it grows on one‘s own land, without prior permission from the government. As poor people can‘t deal with the government, this legal provision leads to a rip-roaring business for _________ who care neither for the __________ nor for the tree.

    1. middlemen, rich
    2. the government, poor
    3. touts, rich
    4. touts, poor

Direction for the Questions 20 to 22: In the following question, three of four sentences, A, B, C, D as the case may form a meaningful paragraph/flow of thought. One of the sentences is missing shown as_______________ .
You have to find out from (a), (b), (c), or (d) which sentence would best fit the missing part.
20) A. The country through which we had been traveling for days had an original beauty.
B. The wide plains were diversified by stretches of hilly country with low passes. 
D. We had had occasional showers of hail, but now the weather was mainly fine and warm.
Which of the following would best fit?

  1. We were exploring the natural beauty with no worries around us
  2. We often had to walk with difficulty through swift-running ice-cold burns
  3. The weather was pleasant and best suitable for photography
  4. We had large number of companions, so nothing really troubled us

21) A. In clean air, the human lung capacity will increase for the first 20 years of life
C, But in the areas with heavy air pollution, the lung capacity growth is slowed.
D. Breathing high levels of sulphur and nitrogen oxides lessens the growth of lung capacity.
Which of the following would best fit B.

  1. The rate of increase gets slowed down after that
  2. The rate of growth of lung capacity suddenly stops
  3. The lung capacity does not increase elsewhere
  4. Then it begins to decrease slowly

22) A. The students today are finding great problems in finding a job immediately after graduation
B. The problem largely lies in the education system
C. The exam scores are given importance at the cost of value addition and skills enhancement
D. _______________________

Which of the following would best fit?

  1. Education is bound to get updated over a period of time
  2. The students have other areas to concentrate, like facebook, mobile updates, making friends
  3. Projects each year, with open book system can reduce the problem to a large extent
  4. Experienced people have lesser problem in switching their job

Direction for Questions 23 to 24: Sentence given in each question, when properly sequenced form a coherent paragraph, each sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from amongst the four choices given to construct a coherent paragraph.
23) A. The announcement on April 14 that a nearby star known as Upsilon Andromadae, quite like our Sun, sports a trio of planets, carries with it the long-sought conclusion that our tiny neighborhood may not be a cosmic quirk—there are other solar systems.
B. More recently, explorations of the planets, moons, comets and asteroids in the solar system have reduced our turf in the cosmos to a relatively cozy corner.
C. Now it‘s the Milky Way‘s turn.
D. The great voyages of discovery shrank our planet from a fearsome void to a familiar orbit.

  1. ABCD
  2. DCBA
  3. DBAC
  4. DBCA

24) A. Several developing countries, especially in East Asia, had been experimenting with development strategies in global markets.
B. The experience of all these countries has not been the same.
C. Some have been successful, many have failed and a large number of them went off track ¡n the middle of implementing the reforms.
D.Almost all the socialist countries gave up their earlier command economies and moved towards free market economies
E. During the last 15 years, more than 80 developing countries undertook major economic reforms, liberalizing their market economies.

  1. EDABC
  2. DEABC
  3. EBCAD
  4. CABDE

Directions for questions 25 to 29: Read the passages and answer the questions that follow:

While I was in class at Columbia, struggling with the esoterica du jour, my father was on a bricklayer’s scaffold not far up the street, working on a campus building. Once we met up on the subway going home – he was with his tools, I with my books. My father wasn’t interested in Thucydides, and I wasn’t up on arches. My dad has built lots of places in New York City he can’t get into: colleges, condos, office towers. He made his living on the outside. Once the walls were up, a place took on a different feel for him, as though he wasn’t welcome anymore. Related by blood, we’re separated by class, my father and I. Being the white- collar child of a blue- collar parent means being the hinge on the door between two ways of life. With one foot in the working- class, the other in the middle class, people like me are Straddlers, at home in neither world, living a limbo life.

What drove me to leave what I knew? Born blue- collar, I still never felt completely at home among the tough guys and anti- intellectual crowd of my neighbourhood in deepest Brooklyn. I never did completely fit in among the preppies and suburban royalty of Columbia, either. It’s like that for Straddlers. It was not so smooth jumping from Italian old-world style to US professional in a single generation. Others who were the first in their families to go to college, will tell you the same thing : the academy can render you unrecognisable to the very people who launched you into the world. The ideas and values absorbed in college challenge the mom-and-pop orthodoxy that passed for truth for 18 years. Limbo folk may eschew polyester blends for sea-isle cotton, prefer Brie to Kraft slices. They marry outside the neighborhood and raise their kids differently. They might not be in church on Sunday.

When they pick careers (not jobs), it’s often a kind of work their parents never heard of or can’t understand. But for the white- collar kids of blue- collar parents, the office is not necessarily a sanctuary. In Corporate America, where the rules are based on notions foreign to working-class people, a Straddler can get lost. Social class counts at the office, even though nobody likes to admit it. Ultimately, corporate norms are based on middle- class values, business types say. From an early age, middle-class people learn how to get along, using diplomacy, nuance, and politics to grab what they need. It is as though they are following a set of rules laid out in a manual that blue-collar families never have the chance to read.

People born into the middle class to parents with college degrees have lived lives filled with what French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu calls ‘cultural capital’. Growing up in an educated environment, they learn about Picasso and Mozart, stock portfolios and creme brulee. In a home with cultural capital, there are networks: someone always has an aunt or golfing buddy with the inside track for an internship or some entry-level job. Dinner-table talk could involve what happened that day to mom and dad at the law firm, the doctor’s office, or the executive suite. Middle-class kids can grow up with a sense of entitlement that will carry them through their lives. This ‘belongingness’ is not just related to having material means, it also has to do with learning and possessing confidence in your place in the world. Such early access and direct exposure to culture in the home is the more, organic, ‘legitimate’ means of appropriating cultural capital, Bourdieu tells us. Those of us possessing ‘ill-gotten Culture’ can learn it, but never as well. Something is always a little off about us, like an engine with imprecise timing. There’s a greater match between middle-class lives and the institutions in which the middle class works and operates-universities or corporations. Children of the middle and upper classes have been speaking the language of the bosses and supervisors forever. Blue-collar kids are taught by their parents and communities to work hard to achieve, and that merit is rewarded. But no blue-collar parent knows whether such things are true in the middle-class world. Many professionals born to the working- class report feeling out of place and outmaneuvered in the office. Soon enough, Straddlers learn that straight talk won’t always cut. Resolving conflicts head-on and speaking your mind doesn’t always work, no matter how educated the Straddler is.

In the working-class, people perform jobs in which they are closely supervised and are required to follow orders and instructions.

That, in turn, affects how they socialise their children. Children of the working-class are brought up in a home in which conformity, obedience and intolerance for back talk are the norm-the same characteristics that make a good factory worker.

25. When Straddlers enter white collar jobs, they get lost because

    1. they are thrown into an alien value system.
    2. their families have not read the rules in corporate manuals.
    3. they have no one to guide them through the corporate maze.
    4. they miss the ‘mom and pop orthodoxy’.

26. What does the author’s statement, “My father wasn’t interested in Thucydides, and I wasn‘t up on arches”, illustrate?

    1. Organic cultural capital.
    2. Professional arrogance and social distance.
    3. Evolving social transformation.
    4. Breakdown of family relationships.

27. Which of the following statements about Straddlers does the passage NOT support explicitly?

    1. Their food preferences may not match those of their parents.
    2. They may not keep up some central religious practices of their parents.
    3. They are at home neither in the middle class nor in the working-class.
    4. Their political ideologies may differ from those of their parents.

28.According to the passage, which of the following statements about ‘cultural capital’ is NOT true?

    1. It socializes children early into the norms of middle class institutions.
    2. It helps them learn the language of universities and corporations.
    3. It creates a sense of enlightenment in middle- class children
    4. It develops bright kids into Straddlers.

29. According to the passage, the patterns of socialization of working-class children make them most suited for jobs that require

    1. diplomacy
    2. compliance with orders
    3. enterprise and initiative
    4. high risk taking

Direction for the Questions 30 to 34: The invention of the gas turbine by Frank Whittle in England and Hans von Ohain in Germany in 1939 signalled the beginning of jet transport.

Although the French engineer Lorin had visualized the concept of jet propulsion more than 25 years earlier, it took improved materials and the genius of Whittle and von Ohain to recognize the advantages that a gas turbine offered over a piston engine, including speeds in excess of 350 miles per hour. The progress from the first flights of liquid propellant rocket and jetpropelled aircraft in 1939 to the first faster-than-sound (supersonic) manned airplane (the Bell X-l) in 1947 happened in less than a decade. This then led very rapidly to a series of supersonic fighters and bombers, the first of which became operational in the 1950s. World War II technology foundations and emerging Cold War imperatives then led us into space with the launch of Sputnik in 1957 and the placing of the first man on the moon only 12 years later—a mere 24 years after the end of World War II.

Now, a hypersonic flight can take you anywhere in the planet in less than four hours. British Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, and the air forces of several other countries are going to use a single-engine cousin to the F/A-22 called the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. These planes exhibit stealthy angles and coatings that make it difficult few radar to detect them, among aviation’s most cutting-edge advances in design. The V-22, known as tilt-rotor, part helicopter, part airplane, takes off vertically, then tilts its engine forward for winged flight. It provides speed, three times the payload, five times the range of the helicopters it’s meant to replace. The new fighter, F/A-22 Raptor, with more than a million parts, shows a perfect amalgamation of stealth, speed, avionics and agility.

It seems conventional forms, like the Predator and Global Hawk are passe, the stealthier unmanned aerial vehicles (VAVs) are in.

They are shaped like kites, bats and boomerang, all but invisible to the enemy radar and able to remain over hostile territory without any fear of getting grilled if shot down. Will the UAVs take away pilots’ jobs permanently? Can a computer- operated machine take a smarter and faster decision in a war-like situation? The new free-flight concept will probably supplement the existing air traffic control system by computers on each plane to map the altitude, route, weather and other planes; and a decade from now, there will be no use of radar any more.

How much bigger can the airplanes get? In the ’50s they got speed, in the ’80s they became stealthy. Now, they are getting smarter thanks to computer automation. The change is quite huge: from the four-seater to the A380 airplane. It seems we are now trading speed for size as we build a new Super-jumbo jet, the 555 seater A380, which will fly at almost the same speed of the Boeing 707, introduced half a century ago, but with an improved capacity, range, greater fuel economy. A few years down the line will come the truly larger model, to be known as 747X. In the beginning of 2005, the A380, the worlds first fully double- decked superjumbo passenger jet, weighing 1.2 million pounds, may carry a load of about 840 passengers.

Barring the early phase, civil aviation has always lagged behind the military technologies (of jet engines, lightweight composite materials etc.). There are two fundamental factors behind the decline in commercial aeronautics in comparison to military aeronautics.

There is no collective vision of our future such as the one that drove us in the past. There is also a need for a more aggressive pool of airplane design talents to maintain an industry that continues to find a multibillion dollar-a-year market for its product.

Can the history of aviation technology tell us something about the future of aeronautics? Have we reached a final state in our evolution to a mature technology in aeronautics? Are the challenges of coming out with the ‘better, cheaper, faster’ designs somehow inferior to those that are suited for ‘faster, higher, further’? Safety should improve greatly as a result of the forthcoming improvements in airframes, engines, and avionics. Sixty years from now, aircraft will recover on their own if the pilot loses control. Satellites are the key not only to GPS (global positioning system) navigation but also to in-flight communications, uplinked weather, and even in-flight e-mail. Although there is some debate about what type of engines will power future airplanes — lightweight turbines, turbocharged diesels, or both — there is little debate about how these power plants will be controlled. Pilots of the future can look forward to more and better on-board safety equipment.

30. According to the first paragraph of the passage, which of the following statements is NOT false?

    1. Frank Whittle and Hans von Ohain were the first to conceive of jet propulsion.
    2. Supersonic fighter planes were first used in the Second World War.
    3. No man had traveled faster than sound until the 1950s.
    4. The exploitation of jet propulsion for supersonic aviation has been remarkably fast.

31. What is the fourth paragraph of the passage, starting, “How much bigger “, about?

    1. Stealth, speed, avionics, and agility of new aircraft.
    2. The way aircraft size has been growing.
    3. Use of computer automation in aircraft.
    4. Super-jumbo jets that can take more than 500 passengers.

32. What is the most noteworthy difference between V -22 and a standard airplane?

    1. It can take off vertically,
    2. It has winged flight,
    3. It has excellent payload.
    4. Its range is very high.

33.  Why might radars not be used a decade from now?

    1. Stealth technology will advance so much that it is pointless to use radar to detect aircraft.
    2. UAVs can remain over hostile territory without any danger of being detected.
    3. Computers on board may enable aircraft to manage safe navigation on their own.
    4. It is not feasible to increase the range of radars.

34. According to the author, commercial aeronautics, in contrast to military aeronautics, has declined because, among other things,

    1. speed and technology barriers are more easily overcome in military aeronautics.
    2. the collective vision of the past continues to drive civil and commercial aeronautics.
    3. though the industry has a huge market, it has not attracted the right kind of aircraft designers.
    4. there is a shortage of materials, like light weight composites, used in commercial aeronautics.

Directions for Questions 35 to 39: Choose the antonym of the given word.


    1. Respectful
    2. Supportive
    3. Sympathetic
    4. Captious


      1. Crooked
      2. Defrauding
      3. Dishonest
      4. Legitimate


    1. Innocuous
    2. Jeopardizing
    3. Menacing
    4. parlous


    1. Beggar
    2. Panhandler
    3. Dependent
    4. Affluent


    1. Baroque
    2. Unvaried
    3. Byzantine
    4. Complex

Directions for Questions 40 to 44: Choose the correctly spelt word.


    1. Presice
    2. Presise
    3. Precice
    4. Precise


    1. Interpretition
    2. Interpretation
    3. Intrepretation
    4. Interipretation


    1. Acompaniment
    2. Accommpaniment
    3. Acommpaniment
    4. Accompaniment


    1. Sensible
    2. Sensibal
    3. Sencible
    4. Senseble


    1. Ecstacy
    2. Ecstasy
    3. Esctasy
    4. esctacy

Directions for Questions 45 to 49: Identify the part of speech to which each underlined word belongs to in every sentence.

45. I have hardly met her in the past.

    1. Adverb
    2. Pronoun
    3. Adjective
    4. Verb

46. Police have arrested the thieves.

    1. Noun
    2. Verb
    3. Adjective
    4. Adverb

47. She was wearing a red gown.

    1. Adjective
    2. Adverb
    3. Noun
    4. Verb

48. He stays in five-star hotels.

    1. Adverb
    2. Pronoun
    3. Noun
    4. Verb

49. He thinks her as a fool.

    1. Noun
    2. Adjective
    3. Conjunction
    4. Adverb

AILET English Sample Paper-FAQs

Q, What is the benefit of practicing AILET English Sample paper?

Candidates can assess their strengths and weaknesses by practicing AILET English Sample paper, which helps them determine how best to prepare for the AILET 2023 exam

Q, What are the important topics asked in the AILET English Section?

A total of 35 marks are awarded for the AILET English section. The AILET English Section for BA LLB covers the following topics.
Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases, Para jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Spotting errors, Synonyms, AntonymsSentence Rearrangement.Sentence Improvement



Q, What are the important topics asked in the AILET English Section?

A total of 35 marks are awarded for the AILET English section. The AILET English Section for BA LLB covers the following topics.
Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases, Para jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Spotting errors, Synonyms
AntonymsSentence Rearrangement.Sentence Improvement

What is the benefit of practicing AILET English Sample paper?

Candidates can assess their strengths and weaknesses by practicing AILET English Sample paper, which helps them determine how best to prepare for the AILET 2023 exam


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